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Summer Skin Soothers

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Sun, sand, and surf can wreak havoc on skin and tresses. Wearing plenty of sunscreen outdoors is key... Read More »

Susan Branch | At Home with the Queen of Cozy

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  Artist and writer Susan Branch creates a real-life world of magic in her Martha’s Vineyard wonderland. Susan... Read More »

Sweeping Tips for the Kitchen Floor

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Sweeping a tile or linoleum kitchen floor can be a dust-swirling proposition, particularly if you’ve had a recent... Read More »

Tabletop Décor

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Designer Mary Wilson knows how you can liven up your eating space even on the darkest days —... Read More »

Terrarium Buildings | Vermont in Miniature

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While searching for terrarium accessories, we came across the work of Dave Camber of Creative Laser Design in... Read More »

Terrarium Scenes | New England Under Glass

Terrarium Scenes | New England Under Glass

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We took everything we love about our region’s varied landscapes and captured it all in these lovely terrarium... Read More »

Terrarium Supplies | Where to Shop

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Plants We sourced all our plants from Ballek’s Garden Center in East Haddam, Connecticut (balleksgardencenter.com). The folks here... Read More »

Thanksgiving Mantel | Gourds, Candles and Bottles

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Find bottle gourds at Michael’s, The Arts & Crafts Store, or a local farm stand. (This is the... Read More »

Thanksgiving Table Setting | Tradition with a Twist

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Say good-bye to the stiff floral arrangements of olden days for this Thanksgiving table setting. To achieve this... Read More »

The Best Time to Prune Ornamental Shrubs | Gardening Advice

The Best Time to Prune Ornamental Shrubs | Gardening Advice

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Some of the plants in our yard have grown too large and are looking untidy. When is the... Read More »

The Big Question: We Ask Champion Rose Gardener Clarence Rhodes …

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Clarence Rhodes, celebrated rosarian and longtime judge for the American Rose Society, lives in Portland, Maine, where this... Read More »

The Clancy Way

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David and Jennifer offer these tips for designing a unique, creative space. Take your time, and you’ll find... Read More »

The Detail

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An interesting window configuration in the living room is one of Gretchen Dow Simpson’s pleasures. In this triple-fixed... Read More »

The Detail: Designing a Room with a Dormer

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Two of the four beds in the boys’ room (previous page) are tucked into a dormer. This loft... Read More »

The Detail: Showcase Closets

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Because Gregory and Marilyn didn’t want to keep their treasures hidden in a drawer, or collecting dust on... Read More »

The Fixers

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Meet the folks whose specialties and expertise will give nearly anything you own a second or third life.... Read More »

The Man Who Invented Nostalgia

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If necessity is the mother of invention, what gives birth to reinvention? Is it dire necessity? A quest... Read More »

The Meaning of Flowers

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When you learn the meaning of flowers, you can be thoughtful, mysterious, and creative all at once when... Read More »

The Migis Touch: Creating the Lodge Look

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Joan and Tim Porta have literally made a career of interior decorating. They travel to several gift shows... Read More »

The New New England Heirlooms

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Slide Show: New England Heirlooms Our six-state region is filled with talented artisans crafting beautiful (and functional) pieces... Read More »

The Nutcracker House

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The 1811 Federalist home of Linda and Richard Harvey, bordered by a white picket fence trimmed with fresh... Read More »

The Upcycled Garden | Salvaged Materials in the Garden

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  An enormous “O” hangs in Jeff Soderbergh’s backyard, dangling from a cherry tree like a giant earring.... Read More »

The Way Things Work

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Know a student who might be your town’s next science fair award winner? For kids ages 5 to... Read More »

The Whole World in Your Hands

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Robert Forenza calls his Hugg-a-Planet stuffed Earth “the teddy bear of the 21st century.” You can hug it... Read More »

The Woman Who Painted Spring

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The payoff for working at a world-class auction house is to be able to see and feel and... Read More »

Three Transplanting Rules for Perennials

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Harry Harper grew perennials from the 1940s until 1965 in a windy spot in Eden, New York, where... Read More »

Tiny Trees

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Nothing is more festive than a Christmas tree. Matthew buys small live trees, wraps colorful textured fabric around... Read More »



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